Each visualization created in CoDeSys can be made available through an internet browser. The following steps are necessary:
When the above-presented steps are done you can upload the program to the PLC (‘Project’, ‘Clean all’, ‘Project’, ‘Build’, ‘Online’, ‘Login’, ‘Upload All’.
Enter in your browser the address of your PLC : http://
Although it is quite easy to build a visualization with PLC and make it available over the web, I have totally resigned from that functionality. Larger visualization composed of many control buttons were working very slow. I do not know if that was the fault of my old PC, lack of memory or a feature of the visualizations. After a few attempts of clicking and long lags I gave up.
Additionally a web visu launches a Java applet what is impossible to do in mobile phone browsers I have tested.
Finally I launch large and complex visualizations with CoDeSys HMI and the controlling via a mobile phone is done with the use of SSI scripts (more in the articles to follow).